No. 5 Squadron IAF

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No. 5 Squadron
Active 2 November 1948
Country India Republic of India
Branch  Indian Air Force
Role Precision Strike
Base Ambala AFS
Nickname(s) "Tuskers"
Motto(s) Shakti Vijayate
Strength is Victory
Aircraft flown
Attack Jaguar IS

No. 5 Squadron (Tuskers) is a fighter squadron and is equipped with Jaguar IS and based at Ambala Air Force Station under the Western Air Command.[1]


The squadron has retained – and discharged – a primarily offensive operational role for the Indian Air Force, in the half-century since its inception in 1948.[2]


  1. ^ "Squadrons and Helicopter Units". Bharat Rakshak. Retrieved 3 December 2015.
  2. ^